Kicking the Sugar Habit

Addiction is a complicated disease. We now know, for instance, that sugar is addictive. It seems like an innocent enough substance. It just sweetens our food, after all. But it turns out that sugar activates the same reward and pleasure centers in the brain that drugs like cocaine do. It can lead to binging sessions,…

TEDx Wall Street: Elements’ Dr. Pamela Peeke on How to Reclaim Your Brain From Addictive Living

Dr. Pamela Peeke makes confronting our unhealthy habits positively funny and inspiring, as attendees recently learned at TEDx Wall Street. We often cope with challenges propped up by “false fixes” that flicker out fast, Peeke told the audience. “You know what I’m talking about … when things get a little tough out there, it’s usually…